Job Openings


We have two positions open!!

1. Fulltime (40hr/wk) - Sexual Abuse Victim Advocate in Woodbury County (Bilingual preferred)

2. Part-time (20hr/wk) - S/A Victim Advocate in Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Obrien, Osceola, or Palo Alto Counties

To apply, please send a Cover Letter & Resume to

Bobi, Executive Director, at 






The Sexual Abuse Victim Advocate is responsible for the coordination of activities and programs within their respective county (ies) and will assist with the outreach activities to diverse populations and coordination of programs and service to these populations.




General Administration

  • Comply with all CAASA policies and procedures

  • Assist in policy and procedure development

  • Is responsible to the Sexual Abuse Services Coordinator and Executive Director


  • Provide crisis counseling and advocacy for victims of sexual assault

  • Complete all necessary intake forms and assessments

  • Complete all necessary statistical reporting forms and input

  • Complete and maintain appropriate documentation of client contacts

  • Facilitate support groups for victims of sexual assault and significant others

  • Advocate for victims within criminal justice, medical and social systems

  • Coordinate sexual abuse prevention education programs in their respective county schools

  • Carry phone for on call, during work hours and periodic crisis line coverage as determined by a rotating schedule

  • Assist with recruiting and training of volunteers as needed

  • Assist with CAASA volunteer activities

  • Recruit volunteers

Education/Community Involvement

  • Perform, coordinate and maintain awareness of agency services, networking with area service providers, and eliciting support for CAASA through public speaking and participation in regional activities and fundraising.

  • Coordinate community outreach programs within service area and assist other staff with their activities as needed

  • Work with schools providing education and information as it relates to prevention of childhood sexual abuse 


  • On-call for one week per month

  • Attend staff meetings and when possible board meetings

  • Participate in ongoing continuing education

  • Assist other staff as needed


  • Coordinate and implement fundraising events in county(s)

  • Other duties as directed




Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to sexual assault issues

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • Adhere to the code of ethics established by CAASA and IowaCASA

  • Able to work flexible hours, including "on call" hours

  • Be able to work well in a team atmosphere

  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-directed, flexible, assertive and diplomatic

  • Reliability and punctuality

  • Maintain professional appearance at all times when representing CAASA

  • Ability to work with people of diverse racial, cultural and ethnic groups

  • Function effectively in crisis situations or tense, emotional situations

  • Access to a reliable vehicle with a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance

  • Ability to travel and transport clients

  • Good organizational skills

  • Office skills, including computer literacy, or willingness to learn



  • Prefer B.S. or B.A. in social service field and experience, but will also consider equivalent work and life experience

  • Paid or volunteer human service experience preferred but not required

  • Completed background check from DCI and the Department of Human services

  • Must complete Victim Counselor Training upon hire

  • Must obtain and maintain IowaCASA sexual assault certification within one year of employment.


We are always looking for nurses in the 19 Counties of Region 1 of Northwest Iowa who are interested in getting trained to provide the Sexual Assault Nurse Exam.  Please send an email to Bobi or call the Hopeline for more information.

Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault

P.O. Box 996

Spencer, Iowa 51301


Office Number: 712-262-4612

Fax Number: 712-262-7616


                     Buena Vista: 712-732-8120

                     Calhoun: 712-363-5713

                     Carroll: 712-363-5713

                     Cherokee: 712-225-5003

                     Clay: 712-262-4612

                     Crawford: 712-363-5483

                     Dickinson: 712-362-3200                      

                     Emmet: 712-362-3200 

                     Ida: 712-225-5003

                     Lyon: 712-363-5686




County Office Numbers

                      Monona: 712-363-5483

                      O'Brien: 712-262-4612

                      Osceola: 712-363-5686

                      Palo Alto: : 712-262-4612

                      Plymouth: 712-363-5488

                      Pocahontas: 712-732-8120

                      Sac: 712-363-5713

                      Sioux: 712--363-5686

                      Woodbury: 712-255-2432




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